April 2015

Found 9 blog entries for April 2015.

Summer is on its Way to San Juan Capistrano

The Echelberger Group, as a part of Surterre Properties, believes in supporting the community and home that supports both our lives and business.  So, today we bring you this bulletin, a neighborhood update for the city of San Juan Capistrano.  Join us in celebrating the beautiful place that we live in!  To us, it’s always a great day in South Orange County, whether you are in San Clemente, Dana Point, or San Juan Capistrano!

See What’s Happening

Over the coming months there will be many reasons to visit the beautiful city of San Juan Capistrano!  No matter if you are fan of charitable causes like the Inaugural Pink Gala, eco-friendly events like the two-day Eco Expo, concerts like the 11th Annual

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Did you know that it is National Tell a Story Day?  And, it just so happens, that you can tell a story through your home.  Brighten up your home's story and celebrate a fun holiday while you are at it!  

When it comes to brightening your home’s decor, accent pieces can make all the difference. But, adding these touches doesn’t have to break the break. Here’s how to incorporate inexpensive, beautiful and practical accents around your home.


Kitchen Accents

Dressing up the heart of the home can be as simple as placing a bouquet of flowers or a decorative hand soap by your kitchen sink. On the counters, keep clutter to a minimum and inject pops of color with a clear or wooden bowl filled with your favorite seasonal fruit.

Living Room Accents

One easy way

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Sustainability and low-maintenance: those are the buzzwords swirling around this year’s home landscape trends, according to the most recent Landscape Architecture Trend Survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Respondents expected the greatest demand for ecologically sensitive projects intended to preserve the environment, conserve water and reduce landscape maintenance.

Based on the survey and ordered by consumer expectation, the top 10 residential landscape projects are:

1. Native Plants

2. Native/Adapted Drought-Tolerant Plants

3. Food/Vegetable Gardens

4. Fire Pits/Fireplaces

5. Low-Maintenance Landscapes

6. Permeable Paving

7. Drip/Water-Efficient Irrigation

8. Rain Gardens

9. Lighting

10. Rainwater/Graywater Harvesting

The majority of

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Some would say there are no decorating mistakes—that what you like in your home is what counts. But the very hip home designers at Home and Garden Television (HGTV) believe a number of common but tired decorating traditions are long overdue for an update.

Here are seven of the easy-to-fix practices they recommend for every home:

  • No more toilet rugs – Rugs that fit around the toilet base and often have matching seat covers actually make a bathroom look smaller. Opt for a small, rectangular rug placed away from the toilet to open up the room.
  • Don’t ignore the foyer – It’s the first glimpse visitors see of your home.  Make it welcoming with an appropriately sized furniture piece, an accent rug well-grounded to the floor, a plant, an umbrella stand or
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San Clemente Opens Public Trails

The Echelberger Group, as a part of Surterre Properties, believes in supporting the community and home that supports both our lives and business.  So, today we bring you this bulletin, a neighborhood update for the Marblehead community.  Join us in celebrating the beautiful place that we live in!  To us, it’s always a great day in South Orange County, whether you are in San Clemente, Dana Point, or San Juan Capistrano!

Marblehead Coastal

This week marks the grand opening of four miles of trails in Marblehead!  Brought to you by the City of San Clemente, we commemorate the new trails that offer residents beautiful, scenic and pristine paths with ocean views in Marblehead Coastal.  The attached map has been

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Wine Down Wednesday

Good news!  We have made it half way through another wonderful week.  No matter what you choose to do to enjoy your Wednesday, join us in celebrating the beautiful place that we live in.  To us, it’s always a great day in South Orange County, whether you are in San Clemente, Dana Point, or San Juan Capistrano!  Let’s look at what’s coming up to revel in for Wine Wednesday.

Calling All Foodies and Wine Lovers

Keep the glass half full, with or without the wine, by enjoying the opportunity to be out and about in your local community.  And, why not enjoy, when you can plan ahead and partake in an event that celebrates just some of the reasons that we call this place home.  See you there!

Vini D’Italia…That means Wines of

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Join us at this weekend's open houses to see this stylish Talega home in the Alassio collection!  

Alassio townhome in Talega matches modern style with bright spaces in approx. 1,484 s.f. Enjoy three stories, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen, living and dining room, deck, open floor plan and the natural light that streams in from the surrounding hillsides. Close to many recreational amenities.

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Join us at this weekend's open houses to see this Talega home in the exclusive Lucia enclave!  

Luxurious Talega home offers regal proportions, sweeping grounds and custom upgrades in the exclusive Lucia enclave. Enjoy sunrise views, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, graceful architecture, and a private pool-sized backyard with boundless potential to be unearthed in approx. 6,070 s.f. 

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Wine Down Wednesday

Good news!  We have made it half way through another wonderful week.  No matter what you choose to do to enjoy your Wednesday, join us in celebrating the beautiful place that we live in.  To us, it’s always a great day in South Orange County, whether you are in San Clemente, Dana Point, or San Juan Capistrano!  Let’s look at what’s going on around town during this week’s Wine Wednesday.

Wine & Event Pairings

Keep the glass half full, with or without the wine, by enjoying the opportunity to be out and about in your local community.  And, why not enjoy, when these are just some of the reasons that we call this place home.  See you there!

  1. Downtown Farmers Market – Visit the weekly Farmers Market in San Juan Capistrano from
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